Lot 76 of 305:
Jefferson's Manual of Parliamentary Practice 1801  

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Title:
A Manual of Parliamentary Practice. For the Use of the Senate of the United States

Author:
Jefferson, Thomas

Place:
Washington City

Publisher:
Samuel Harrison Smith

Date:
1801

Description:
[198] pp. (16mo) 15.8x9.5 cm. (6¼x3¾") period full calf, red morocco spine label. First Edition. First Edition of Jefferson's important manual and one of only three works by him published during his lifetime. Written during his tenure as Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate, "The chief significance of Jefferson's service as presiding officer of the Senate lies in the fact that out of it emerged his Manual of Parliamentary Practice, subsequently published in many editions and translated into several languages, and even now the basis of parliamentary usage in the Senate" (DAB). Sabin 35887. Early ownership signatures of James W. Clark on front endpaper and title page.

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Condition:
Edges worn, some loss of leather along fore edge of front cover; foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
212201
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